ABC News reports:
President Trump offered up a prayer to Arnold Schwarzenegger as he addressed the audience at this morning’s National Prayer Breakfast. “They hired a big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger to take my place, and we know how that turned out,” Trump said at the top of his remarks.
He continued, “The ratings went right down the tubes. It’s been a total disaster. And Mark [Burnett] will never, ever bet against Trump again, and I want to just pray for Arnold, if we can, for those ratings.”
Schwarzenegger, a former governor of California who earned fame for his action movie roles, was hired to replace Trump as host of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” The president is still listed as executive producer of the show.
A spokesman for Schwarzenegger fired back at Trump this morning. “Arnold is praying that President Trump can start improving his own approval ratings, which were the worst in history for an incoming president, by taking his job seriously and working inclusively,” Daniel Ketchell, the spokesman, told ABC News.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Trump, at National Prayer Breakfast, talks about “The Apprentice” ratings and the time he fired his agent. pic.twitter.com/z93rGYvqqd
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 2, 2017
Trump is mocking Arnold for his Apprentice ratings at the National Prayer Breakfast. Next he’ll bash Jesus for only having 12 followers.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) February 2, 2017
At the prayer breakfast I attended, President Obama spoke about how the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ changed his life. https://t.co/NfiDfA5S2I
— Rachel Held Evans (@rachelheldevans) February 2, 2017